Recovering a partition (disk appears too small)

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Recovering a partition (disk appears too small)

#1 Post by mkarrer198 » 20 Aug 2014, 17:42

Hello lovely people,

I have spent the last day and a half perusing this forum getting me this far:

Yesterday I put my 1 TB external hard drive in my Linux desktop as a secondary drive and, on startup, without prompting, it started rebuilding my primary HD to this secondary drive. Thus, my partition tables and geometry are all bungled. If I really need too, I will do a PhotoRec recall of the files, but as there are many important files I would rather not browse through them all one by one. Before the quick scan, the partition was not recognized, it is displayed as unallocated space.

I have done a Deep Scan (after the quick scan gave me the same error about disk size and this partition) and the log is posted here. Is there anything I can do to make Testdisk recognize this partition so that I can try to load the file list?

The partition I want is the following:

check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
HPFS - NTFS 37259 253 53 182171 37 33 2327997653
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=598581826, size=2327997653, end=2926579478, disk end=1953525165)

Thanks,
Michael




Wed Aug 20 12:06:10 2014
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Linux, kernel 3.13.0-32-generic (#57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:12 UTC 2014) i686
Compiler: GCC 4.8
Compilation date: 2013-10-29T01:29:29
ext2fs lib: 1.42.9, ntfs lib: libntfs-3g, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none
/dev/sda: LBA, HPA support
/dev/sda: size 234441648 sectors
/dev/sda: user_max 234441648 sectors
/dev/sda: native_max 234441648 sectors
Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/mapper/control - 0 B - 1 sectors, sector size=512
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 120 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 14593 255 63, sector size=512 - DEONET TAPELESS V.36.B0C, FW:V.36.B0C
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD10 EARS-00Y5B1, FW:80.0
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63, sector size=512 - WD Ext HDD 1021, FW:2021

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WDC WD10 EARS-00Y5B1
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
Current partition structure:
1 * Linux 0 32 33 9729 143 14 156303360
2 P Linux 9729 143 15 14464 62 62 76062720

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/596, s_mnt_count=1/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/290, s_mnt_count=5/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8176
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 9507840
recover_EXT2: part_size 76062720
Linux 9729 143 15 14464 62 62 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
Search for partition aborted

Results
* Linux 0 32 33 9729 143 14 156303360
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB
P Linux 9729 143 15 14464 62 62 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB

interface_write()
1 * Linux 0 32 33 9729 143 14 156303360
2 P Linux 9729 143 15 14464 62 62 76062720

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/596, s_mnt_count=1/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 1

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 32768 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=1/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 3

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 98304 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=3/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 5

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 163840 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=5/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 7

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 229376 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=7/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 9

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 294912 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=9/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 25

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 819200 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=25/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 27

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 884736 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=27/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

block_group_nr 49

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 1605632 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=49/596, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
Linux 0 32 33 9729 115 50 156301632
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 80 GB / 74 GiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/290, s_mnt_count=5/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8176
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 9507840
recover_EXT2: part_size 76062720
Linux 9729 143 15 14464 62 62 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/290, s_mnt_count=5/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8176
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 9507840
recover_EXT2: part_size 76062720
Linux 12095 225 35 16830 145 19 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/290, s_mnt_count=5/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8176
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 9507840
recover_EXT2: part_size 76062720
Linux 12096 3 4 16830 177 51 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
BAD_RS LBA=598581826 10652822
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
HPFS - NTFS 37259 253 53 182171 37 33 2327997653
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=598581826, size=2327997653, end=2926579478, disk end=1953525165)
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
The harddisk (1000 GB / 931 GiB) seems too small! (< 1498 GB / 1395 GiB)
The following partition can't be recovered:
HPFS - NTFS 37259 253 53 182171 37 33 2327997653

Results
* Linux 0 32 33 9729 143 14 156303360
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB
Linux 9729 143 15 14464 62 62 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
Linux 12095 225 35 16830 145 19 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
Linux 12096 3 4 16830 177 51 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB


dir_partition inode=2
Linux 12095 225 35 16830 145 19 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
ext2fs_dir_iterate failed with error 1.
Directory /


dir_partition inode=2
Linux 12096 3 4 16830 177 51 76062720
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
ext2fs_dir_iterate failed with error 1.
Directory /


dir_partition inode=2
* Linux 0 32 33 9729 143 14 156303360
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB
Directory /
2 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 10-Aug-2014 22:07 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 10-Aug-2014 22:07 ..
11 drwx------ 0 0 16384 5-Aug-2014 11:01 lost+found
16 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 12288 10-Aug-2014 21:46 etc
524289 ?r-Srw--wt 36879 14271 4519009948957478983 8-Feb-1985 07:40 media
4456449 ?rwS--xr-t 56883 22527 15870850775268993000 5-Jan-2006 07:52 var
4194305 ?----wsr-T 41127 36481 7868486155234653406 5-Jan-1927 08:08 bin
2621441 c-----xrwx 44008 22805 5377283672437855582 8-Apr-2031 06:49 boot
2359297 ?--------- 48896 0 62908299557353636 12-Jun-1935 07:22 dev
26560 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 5-Aug-2014 11:09 home
786433 ?--------- 0 43625 9991111189205090304 19-Jun-1983 18:09 lib
26559 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 19-Apr-2012 11:32 mnt
3407873 pr-SrwS-wT 21535 53951 3467413783260343843 9-Nov-2000 04:08 opt
3145729 ?rw--wx--x 46276 34836 17089318114881216438 27-Mar-1993 16:45 proc
2490369 ?rw--wxr-T 13818 44094 4442686753654490865 13-Aug-1998 23:09 root
4587521 ?r-Sr-sr-t 58544 19012 13323262492572966028 8-Nov-2036 12:36 run
1310721 lrwx--s-wx 48547 41504 13733508092236748980 24-Nov-1934 12:50 sbin
3276801 ?--S--sr-T 46497 16327 1251631179215044719 16-Feb-1921 12:04 selinux
2097153 c-wS-wx-wT 44054 6289 11065494995578667936 18-May-1904 22:59 srv
3932161 ?r-srw-rwx 24286 18412 1712444035875883963 8-Dec-1973 10:44 sys
2883585 ?rw--wS-wT 2877 58405 9223543647776117664 31-Jul-1915 02:47 tmp
2752513 pr-sr-s-wt 43794 47872 4888396026673081285 11-Feb-1992 15:06 usr
14 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 34 5-Aug-2014 11:34 initrd.img
15 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 5-Aug-2014 11:34 vmlinuz
131073 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 5-Aug-2014 11:08 cdrom
X 13 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 5-Aug-2014 11:13 vmlinuz.28563
12 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 33 5-Aug-2014 11:13 initrd.img.old
13 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 5-Aug-2014 11:13 vmlinuz.old

dir_partition inode=11
* Linux 0 32 33 9729 143 14 156303360
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB
Directory /lost+found
11 drwx------ 0 0 16384 5-Aug-2014 11:01 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 10-Aug-2014 22:07 ..
Directory /
2 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 10-Aug-2014 22:07 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 10-Aug-2014 22:07 ..
11 drwx------ 0 0 16384 5-Aug-2014 11:01 lost+found
16 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 12288 10-Aug-2014 21:46 etc
524289 ?r-Srw--wt 36879 14271 4519009948957478983 8-Feb-1985 07:40 media
4456449 ?rwS--xr-t 56883 22527 15870850775268993000 5-Jan-2006 07:52 var
4194305 ?----wsr-T 41127 36481 7868486155234653406 5-Jan-1927 08:08 bin
2621441 c-----xrwx 44008 22805 5377283672437855582 8-Apr-2031 06:49 boot
2359297 ?--------- 48896 0 62908299557353636 12-Jun-1935 07:22 dev
26560 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 5-Aug-2014 11:09 home
786433 ?--------- 0 43625 9991111189205090304 19-Jun-1983 18:09 lib
26559 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 19-Apr-2012 11:32 mnt
3407873 pr-SrwS-wT 21535 53951 3467413783260343843 9-Nov-2000 04:08 opt
3145729 ?rw--wx--x 46276 34836 17089318114881216438 27-Mar-1993 16:45 proc
2490369 ?rw--wxr-T 13818 44094 4442686753654490865 13-Aug-1998 23:09 root
4587521 ?r-Sr-sr-t 58544 19012 13323262492572966028 8-Nov-2036 12:36 run
1310721 lrwx--s-wx 48547 41504 13733508092236748980 24-Nov-1934 12:50 sbin
3276801 ?--S--sr-T 46497 16327 1251631179215044719 16-Feb-1921 12:04 selinux
2097153 c-wS-wx-wT 44054 6289 11065494995578667936 18-May-1904 22:59 srv
3932161 ?r-srw-rwx 24286 18412 1712444035875883963 8-Dec-1973 10:44 sys
2883585 ?rw--wS-wT 2877 58405 9223543647776117664 31-Jul-1915 02:47 tmp
2752513 pr-sr-s-wt 43794 47872 4888396026673081285 11-Feb-1992 15:06 usr
14 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 34 5-Aug-2014 11:34 initrd.img
15 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 5-Aug-2014 11:34 vmlinuz
131073 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 5-Aug-2014 11:08 cdrom
X 13 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 5-Aug-2014 11:13 vmlinuz.28563
12 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 33 5-Aug-2014 11:13 initrd.img.old
13 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 5-Aug-2014 11:13 vmlinuz.old

interface_write()
1 * Linux 0 32 33 9729 143 14 156303360
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

TestDisk exited normally.
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Re: Recovering a partition (disk appears too small)

#2 Post by cgrenier » 20 Aug 2014, 20:27

If you had a single NTFS partition, after Quick Search, use 'a' to manually add an NTFS partition starting at 0/32/33.
Set this partition as P(rimary). If there are other partitions, set them as D(eleted).
On next screen, choose Write, confirm, Quit
Go in the Advanced menu, select the NTFS partition, choose Boot, RebuildBS, List. If it works, choose Write and confirm, otherwise, please post the new log file.

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Re: Recovering a partition (disk appears too small)

#3 Post by mkarrer198 » 22 Aug 2014, 01:41

Hello,

Thank you for your reply! 30 hours later it has not succeeded. I rebuilt BS (I did not restart my system directly after manually creating the partition, I did restart testdisk after marking the Linux partitions as blank.. D was not available with the left and right arrow keys) Now I have restarted my computer and am running the rebuild BS again. Just now when I ran a quick search, the LInux partitions showed up and again I was unable to label them as deleted: I can label them blank though. Here is the log up until restarting my computer, I hope there is something I am foolishly overlooking.

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Thu Aug 21 09:54:00 2014
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Linux, kernel 3.13.0-32-generic (#57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:12 UTC 2014) i686
Compiler: GCC 4.8
Compilation date: 2013-10-29T01:29:29
ext2fs lib: 1.42.9, ntfs lib: libntfs-3g, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none
/dev/sda: LBA, HPA support
/dev/sda: size       234441648 sectors
/dev/sda: user_max   234441648 sectors
/dev/sda: native_max 234441648 sectors
Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/mapper/control - 0 B - 1 sectors, sector size=512
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 120 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 14593 255 63, sector size=512 - DEONET  TAPELESS V.36.B0C, FW:V.36.B0C
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD10 EARS-00Y5B1, FW:80.0
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63, sector size=512 - WD Ext HDD 1021, FW:2021

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WDC WD10 EARS-00Y5B1
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
Current partition structure:
 1 * Linux                    0  32 33  9729 143 14  156303360
 2 P Linux                 9729 143 15 14464  62 62   76062720

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/596, s_mnt_count=1/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 19537704
recover_EXT2: part_size 156301632
     Linux                    0  32 33  9729 115 50  156301632
     ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/290, s_mnt_count=5/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8176
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 9507840
recover_EXT2: part_size 76062720
     Linux                 9729 143 15 14464  62 62   76062720
     ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
BAD_RS LBA=598581826 10652822
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
     HPFS - NTFS          37259 253 53 182171  37 33 2327997653
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=598581826, size=2327997653, end=2926579478, disk end=1953525165)
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
The harddisk (1000 GB / 931 GiB) seems too small! (< 1498 GB / 1395 GiB)
The following partition can't be recovered:
     HPFS - NTFS          37259 253 53 182171  37 33 2327997653

Results
   * Linux                    0  32 33  9729 143 14  156303360
     ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 80 GB / 74 GiB
   P Linux                 9729 143 15 14464  62 62   76062720
     ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB
Change partition type:
     HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017
Change partition type:
     Linux                 9729 143 15 14464  62 62   76062720
     ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 38 GB / 36 GiB

interface_write()
 1 P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017
write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
You will have to reboot for the change to take effect.

Interface Advanced
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
 1 P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017

TestDisk exited normally.


Thu Aug 21 13:08:48 2014
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Linux, kernel 3.13.0-32-generic (#57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:12 UTC 2014) i686
Compiler: GCC 4.8
Compilation date: 2013-10-29T01:29:29
ext2fs lib: 1.42.9, ntfs lib: libntfs-3g, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none
/dev/sda: LBA, HPA support
/dev/sda: size       234441648 sectors
/dev/sda: user_max   234441648 sectors
/dev/sda: native_max 234441648 sectors
Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/mapper/control - 0 B - 1 sectors, sector size=512
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 120 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 14593 255 63, sector size=512 - DEONET  TAPELESS V.36.B0C, FW:V.36.B0C
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD10 EARS-00Y5B1, FW:80.0
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63, sector size=512 - WD Ext HDD 1021, FW:2021

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WDC WD10 EARS-00Y5B1
Partition table type: Intel

Interface Advanced
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
 1 P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017

ntfs_boot_sector
 1 P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017
filesystem size           1
sectors_per_cluster       0
mft_lcn                   0
mftmirr_lcn               0
clusters_per_mft_record   0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
rebuild_NTFS_BS
Failed to rebuild NTFS boot sector.

ntfs_boot_sector
 1 P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017
filesystem size           1
sectors_per_cluster       0
mft_lcn                   0
mftmirr_lcn               0
clusters_per_mft_record   0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
rebuild_NTFS_BS
Search mft stopped: 1100152832/1953518017
Failed to rebuild NTFS boot sector.

ntfs_boot_sector
 1 P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017
filesystem size           1
sectors_per_cluster       0
mft_lcn                   0
mftmirr_lcn               0
clusters_per_mft_record   0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
NTFS signature is missing.
NTFS signature is missing.
Not an exFAT boot sector.

 1 P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33 121600 254 63 1953518017
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.

TestDisk exited normally.

mkarrer198
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Joined: 20 Aug 2014, 17:19

Re: Recovering a partition (disk appears too small)

#4 Post by mkarrer198 » 22 Aug 2014, 12:00

Hello there,

Another observation: I believe the NTFS partition may have been originally created on Vista. I had selected 'No' when it prompted me the first time I ran testdisk. It doesn't ask me this question anymore and each time I perform a quick scan it initializes at cylinder 14400 or thereabout. The manual NTFS partition is the only partition displayed before the quick scan, but upon scanning the manual NTFS is not displayed and the erroneous Linux partitions are not listed as deleted; is there a reason I don't have the option to set the partitions as Deleted? (Primary bootable, primary, logical, blank are my options). I have not changed anything about my disk geometry yet, should I?

Thank you!

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